Time capsule for Bishops Castle Town Hall.

Bishop’s Castle residents are being given the opportunity to play a part in their Town Hall’s future as the team leading the renovation project get ready to bury a time capsule during the final stages of building work.

The time capsule is due to be buried at the hall in December, and the project team is asking for ideas about what items should be included in the capsule.

All Bishop’s Castle residents are also being encouraged to take part in a “mini census” - the results of which will be sealed in the time capsule for future generations to discover.

Residents should look out for a postcard from the Town Hall that will be coming through letter boxes in the coming weeks, which will ask them to fill in details about their household.  Completed postcards can be returned at a number of collection points around the town.

The information collected about who lives where in the town will then be buried in the time capsule.

Town mayor, Karen Bavastock, said: “It’s exciting to think that in perhaps another hundred or even 200 years time, people will open the time capsule to discover who lived in the town and more about what life was like in 2013. We would really like everyone to take part and would love to hear any views about what to put in the capsule to share with future generations.”

You can email suggestions to [email protected] or go to the Facebook site at www.facebook.com/bishopscastletownhall , share your ideas with town councillors or send ideas to the Town Clerk at Enterprise House, Station Street, Bishop’s Castle.

The project to renovate Bishop’s Castle Town Hall is due to be completed in February 2014 and is mostly funded by a Heritage Lottery Fund grant of £676,000.

When it reopens next year, the town hall will be a community hub used to host a variety of activities including markets, community events and weddings.

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